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Insurers and Genetic Testing

In force since May 4, 2017, the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act is designed to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination. The Act stipulates that no provider of goods or services, including insurers, has the right to require a genetic test, or even to obtain the results of such tests, to determine eligibility or to enter into or continue a contract or agreement (e.g., determine a client’s premiums).

To be clear, this Act is still being challenged by some provinces, including Quebec, who consider it unconstitutional on the grounds that health care is a matter of provincial, not federal, jurisdiction. The Government of Quebec has set up an interdepartmental working group to develop a strategic policy direction on the subject.

We offer services that can help your doctor to better target compatible medications with you at the right dosage.

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact BiogeniQ’s customer service number at 1 855 943-6379.